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== 8 Inch ==
 
== 8 Inch ==
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[[File:floppy-disks-8in.jpg|thumb|upright|[[Some 8" floppy disks]]]]
 
* DEC
 
* DEC
 
** [[DEC RX01]]
 
** [[DEC RX01]]
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** [[Atari 810]]
 
** [[Atari 810]]
 
* CalComp
 
* CalComp
** [[CalComp Vistagraphics 4500]]
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** [[CalComp Vistagraphic 4500 floppy disk]]
 
* Commodore
 
* Commodore
 
** [[Commodore 2040 disk]] (and 4040; for PET computers; preceded 1541 despite higher number)
 
** [[Commodore 2040 disk]] (and 4040; for PET computers; preceded 1541 despite higher number)
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** [[North Star MDS-A-D]]
 
** [[North Star MDS-A-D]]
 
* PMC
 
* PMC
** [[PMC MicroMate]]
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** [[PMC MicroMate floppy disk]]
 
* Tandy
 
* Tandy
** TRS-80 Model I, II
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** TRS-80 Model I, III, 4
 
*** [[TRS-80 single density 5.25" disk]]
 
*** [[TRS-80 single density 5.25" disk]]
 
*** [[TRS-80 double density 5.25" disk]]
 
*** [[TRS-80 double density 5.25" disk]]
 
** TRS-80 Color Computer
 
** TRS-80 Color Computer
*** [[TRS-80 Color Computer single density 5.25" disk]]
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*** [[TRS-80 Color Computer single sided 5.25" disk]]
*** [[TRS-80 Color Computer double density 5.25" disk]]
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*** [[TRS-80 Color Computer double sided 5.25" disk]]
 
* Texas Instruments
 
* Texas Instruments
 
** [[TI-99/4A 90K]]
 
** [[TI-99/4A 90K]]
 
** [[TI-99/4A 180K]]
 
** [[TI-99/4A 180K]]
 
** [[TI-99/4A 360K]]
 
** [[TI-99/4A 360K]]
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* ZX Spectrum
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** [[ZX Spectrum Beta Disc 5.25" floppy]] (see [[TR-DOS filesystem]])
  
 
== 3 1/2 Inch ==
 
== 3 1/2 Inch ==
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* SAM Coupé
 
* SAM Coupé
 
** [[SAM Coupé disk]]
 
** [[SAM Coupé disk]]
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* ZX Spectrum
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** [[ZX Spectrum Beta Disc 3.5" floppy]] (see [[TR-DOS filesystem]])
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== 2 Inch ==
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* [[LT-1]]
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* [[Video Floppy]]
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== 2 1/2 Inch ==
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* [[Sharp 2.5-inch floppy disk]]
  
 
== 3 Inch ==
 
== 3 Inch ==
* [[HP 3-inch disk]]
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* [[CF-2 Compact Floppy Disk]]
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* [[MCD-1 Micro Cassette]]
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== 4 Inch ==
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* [[IBM DemiDiskette]]
  
 
== Data encoding formats ==
 
== Data encoding formats ==
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* [[RLL encoding]]
 
* [[RLL encoding]]
  
== References ==
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== Devices to read floppy disks ==
  
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_floppy_disk_formats List of Floppy Disk Formats], Wikipedia.
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* [http://www.deviceside.com/fc5025.html Device Side Data FC5025 USB 5.25" floppy controller]
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* [[KryoFlux]]
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* [http://discferret.com/wiki/DiscFerret DiskFerret]
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* [http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/Catweasel Catweasel]
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* [http://www.cbmstuff.com/proddetail.php?prod=SCP SuperCard Pro]
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== Disk transfer info ==
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* [http://retro.icequake.net/apple2pc.html Info on disk transfers between Apple II and PC/Mac]
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* [http://xfrstn.newmuseum.org/ XFER STN (New Museum)] (available to artists for converting old-format works)
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* [http://www.macdisk.com/lecten.php PC-Lect, program to read old disk formats] (for PC/MS-DOS; doesn't work in Windows past Win98)
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== Utilities ==
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* [http://disktype.sourceforge.net/ disktype: detect format of disk or disk image]
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* [http://digitalcontinuity.org/post/144268258748/floppy-disk-format-identifer-tool Floppy Disk Format Identifer Tool]
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== Other links and references ==
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* [[Wikipedia:List of floppy disk formats|List of Floppy Disk Formats]], Wikipedia.
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* [http://digitize.archiveteam.org/index.php/Floppy_Disks Digitize the Planet: Floppy Disks]
 
* Michael Haardt et al's [http://www.moria.de/~michael/floppy/ Floppy User Guide] has some information on physical, magnetic, etc formats.
 
* Michael Haardt et al's [http://www.moria.de/~michael/floppy/ Floppy User Guide] has some information on physical, magnetic, etc formats.
 
* [http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/drive.html Floppy drive tech info]
 
* [http://www.retrotechnology.com/herbs_stuff/drive.html Floppy drive tech info]
* [http://www.deviceside.com/fc5025.html Device Side Data FC5025 USB 5.25" floppy controller software]
 
 
* [http://archive.org/details/commodore_protection Commodore copy protection books and manuals]
 
* [http://archive.org/details/commodore_protection Commodore copy protection books and manuals]
* [http://retro.icequake.net/apple2pc.html Info on disk transfers between Apple II and PC/Mac]
 
 
* [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Rescuing_Floppy_Disks Rescuing Floppy Disks (Archive Team)]
 
* [http://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Rescuing_Floppy_Disks Rescuing Floppy Disks (Archive Team)]
 
* [http://archive.org/stream/bitsavers_kaypro3318uideFeb85_2222683/3318-A_Kaypro_Robbie_Users_Guide_Feb85#page/n15/mode/2up Care of diskettes]
 
* [http://archive.org/stream/bitsavers_kaypro3318uideFeb85_2222683/3318-A_Kaypro_Robbie_Users_Guide_Feb85#page/n15/mode/2up Care of diskettes]
 
* [http://vimeo.com/64248011 Floppy disk archaeology lecture (video)]
 
* [http://vimeo.com/64248011 Floppy disk archaeology lecture (video)]
 
* [http://goughlui.com/?p=3239 Dealing with difficult disks and drives]
 
* [http://goughlui.com/?p=3239 Dealing with difficult disks and drives]
* [http://xfrstn.newmuseum.org/ XFER STN (New Museum)] (available to artists for converting old-format works)
 
* [http://www.macdisk.com/lecten.php PC-Lect, program to read old disk formats] (for PC/MS-DOS; doesn't work in Windows past Win98)
 
 
* [http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-improved-obamacare-program-released-on-35-flop,34294/ New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks (The Onion; humor)]
 
* [http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-improved-obamacare-program-released-on-35-flop,34294/ New, Improved Obamacare Program Released On 35 Floppy Disks (The Onion; humor)]
 
* [http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?]
 
* [http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for What are the Windows A: and B: drives used for?]
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* [http://ascii.textfiles.com/archives/4226 The Flippy Disk Thing]
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* [http://offog.org/notes/archiving/minifloppies/ Imaging 5.25" floppies]
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* [http://www.dustbury.com/archives/17950 This could take a while...]
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* [http://studioforcreativeinquiry.org/events/warhol-discovery Previously Unknown Warhol Works Discovered on Floppy Disks from 1985]
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* [http://studioforcreativeinquiry.org/public/warhol_amiga_report_v10.pdf Detailed report on the Warhol graphic recovery (PDF)]
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* [https://twitter.com/mikko/status/460883199690678273/photo/1/large One of the computers that would receive a nuclear launch order from the President still uses 8" floppy disks.]
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* [http://www.loc.gov/preservation/resources/rfs/softgame.html Library of Congress Recommended Format Specifications: Software/Gaming]
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* [http://qanda.digipres.org/199/settings-should-imaging-floppy-disks-using-kryoflux-device What settings should be used when imaging floppy disks using a Kryoflux device?]
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* [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1g_xM_cmUAl2AIYwD3d_2IulZlOG6_JmDDf7FoIRW9EM/edit Spreadsheet of floppy formats and Kryoflux settings]
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* [https://github.com/euanc/kryofluxDiskID Kryoflux Disk ID software; tries to identify disk types in image]
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* [http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/blogs/2014-06-26-bulk-disk-imaging-and-disk-format-identification-kryoflux Bulk disk imaging and disk-format identification with KryoFlux]
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* [http://www.sugarcayne.com/2013/09/exile-zip-disks-floppies/ Zip Disks & Floppies: musical piece by artist who formerly used those media for storing beats]
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* [http://dmweb.free.fr/?q=node/210 Notes on copy protection of Dungeon Master and Chaos Strikes Back for Atari ST and Amiga]
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* [http://news.softpedia.com/news/Windows-10-Preview-Removes-Floppy-Disk-Drive-Support-468177.shtml Windows 10 Preview Removes Floppy Disk Drive Support]
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* [http://forum.kryoflux.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=630&hilit=8+inch Some discussion of Shugart 801 8" drive]
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* [http://www.macworld.com/article/3018315/storage/star-trek-creators-lost-words-recovered-from-old-floppies.html How Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words were freed from old floppy disks]
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* [http://openpreservation.org/blog/2016/09/01/an-8-floppy-disk-challenge/ An 8″ Floppy Disk Challenge]
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* [http://openpreservation.org/blog/2016/09/02/digital-obsolescence-reproducing-data-cables/ Digital Obsolescence: Reproducing Floppy Data Cables]
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHRc-QMoUE4 The 8-Bit Guy: How Old School Floppy Drives Worked] (video)
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* [http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/11986 Working with Floppy Disks from the 1980s]
  
 
See also [[Disk Imaging Software & Systems]].
 
See also [[Disk Imaging Software & Systems]].

Latest revision as of 02:06, 15 September 2019

See also Filesystems, which are contained on Floppy Disks.
File Format
Name Floppy disk
Ontology

Some floppies, 5 1/4" and 3 1/2".

Some floppies, 5 1/4" and 3 1/2".

Formats for images of floppy disk data can be found at Disk Image Formats.

Contents

[edit] 8 Inch

[edit] 5 1/4 Inch

[edit] 3 1/2 Inch

[edit] 2 Inch

[edit] 2 1/2 Inch

[edit] 3 Inch

[edit] 4 Inch

[edit] Data encoding formats

[edit] Devices to read floppy disks

[edit] Disk transfer info

[edit] Utilities

[edit] Other links and references

See also Disk Imaging Software & Systems.

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